To the Swimmer

  • To the Swimmer

  • Countee Cullen

    Now as I watch you, strong of arm and endurance, battling and struggling

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  • With the waves that rush against you, ever with invincible strength returning

  • Into my heart, grown each day more tranquil and peaceful, comes a fierce longing

  • Of mind and soul that will not be appeased until, like you, I breast yon deep and boundless expanse of blue.

  • Countee Cullen

    With an outward stroke of power intense your mighty arm goes forth,

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  • Cleaving its way through waters that rise and roll, ever a ceaseless vigil keeping

  • Over the treasures beneath.

  • Countee Cullen

    My heart goes out to you of dauntless courage and spirit indomitable,

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  • And though my lips would speak, my spirit forbids me to ask,

  • β€œIs your heart as true as your arm?”


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